The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 22, 1974 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
The first of 3 nights at Winterland, February 22, 23 & 24. Get em all.
Thanks to David, Dick, Joe, Michael and Charlie, but I expected more...the overhead mics on Billy are off, the highs and the ambience is gone, what happened?
I will highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection even though Billy's overhead mics on his cymbals are off, or on very low.
Garcia's playing is on fire. The whole band is in the pocket and smokin'.
Sounding well rehearsed and relaxed the GRATEFUL DEAD deliver a solid, consistent, deliberate, exciting, fun show. If you like to dance to the GRATEFUL DEAD this show is for you.
Intricate guitar leads designed to transport you to another place permeate this show.
Billy lays down some rock solid grooves to cut the rug, kick the can and pet the cat that leaves you wanting more and more.
4 stars for the mix
4 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the transfer.
Most certainly a "Must Have Show" for 1974.
The show will sound much better after I download it and play it using Windows Media Player. WMP has a 10 band Graphic EQ and this thing called "SRS WOW Effects" that does improve the sound.
Here's one way to dowload this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer. RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com
For easy streaming or downloading you should use RealPlayer.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love from 1974.